Monday, September 22, 2008
Without the description it isn't that funny so here's what happened. Gunnar was on the floor (we're not exactly sure how long he'd been there) and Mom was on the couch. I was in the dining room in front of the sliding patio door enjoying the breeze and all of a sudden Mom was laughing and took this picture. I thought Gunnar had just stretched into a cute position so Mom had to take his picture. I was wrong. He'd been in this position for awhile glarring at Mom. Mom realized he was stuck and her first instinct as a Mom was to take his picture (glad I wasn't the one getting stuck!!!) and then she released his claws from the carpet. Mom has to trim his nails on a regular basis. Mom says she's never had a cat who's claws/daggers grow like Gunnar's! They get so long they curl into his feet. In the old house Mom knew it was time to trim his nails because he would click on the hardwood floors. This house is lots and lots of carpet so he doen't click unless he goes into the bathrooms and he hardly ever goes in there so Mom decided Sunday she needs to check him once in awhile instead of waiting for the clicking. He hasn't gotten clipped yet because Mom had just vacuumed and didn't want to get the vacuum out again to clean up the mess, but he will be clipped soon and I can't wait. After Gunnar gets his nails done we all get treats!!! It's great!!
I'm off to take a nap now. All this laughing at Gunnar stuck on the carpet makes me exhausted.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
A few weeks ago Mom started a new blog. It was something she had been thinking of doing, but was a little nervous about doing. After being a devoted reader to Joey & Tanner's Mom's blog, Dorry's Mom's Blog and Sparky & Patches' Mom's blog she decided since they make it look easy, she could do it, too! - she hopes. She wanted to do her's a little different though and she decided only to do a weekly recipe so she doesn't stress out. What she does is talks about a gadget and does a review on it (so far they're all positive reviews because she's starting off with some of her favorite gadgets) and then she gives a recipe that you can make using the gadget. She has a really yummy cookie recipe for this week's post, but she keeps forgetting to take the recipe card with her to copy. She pretty much has it memorized because she loves the cookies, but she doesn't want to leave anything out. Check her blog tomorrow for that recipe (if she remembers to take it tomorrow). She also invites anybody else to do a guest post if you would like to review a gadget and share a recipe. Or, if you want to send her a gadget to do a review on, you could do that, too. Just email her at HilarysDesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com for more info on doing either of those.
I guess I should give you the address. It is http://HilarysKitchen.BraveLog.com. She's using the Bravenet blog and isn't too impressed with it so far, but she uses Bravenet for her art website and she thought if she was forced to log in to Bravenet weekly, she might update her art stuff. So far that hasn't happened, but it might. So go over and check out her stuff. The macaroni salad is very yummy! It has bacon in it!!! She also has a breakfast pizza recipe to share soon that has bacon (that's what I helped with the other night)! You'd think we eat a lot of bacon around here. That reminds me, she also has a recipe for bacon wrapped tater tots that are great for superbowl parties and any other kind of party. I'll have to remind her to share that one, too cuz it has bacon AND cheese!! I'm not sure what gadget she'll review with that recipe though. Maybe a toothpick or BACON! That's a cooking gadget isn't it? She could reiew our sucky oven!! That's the only appliance in the new house that mom hates.
So go check out her posts so far and then on Friday check out her cookie recipe. It's not for dogs, but your humans will all love them lots! Dad blames the weight he gained after he quit smoking on those cookies. Grandma told Mom she has to make some for her to take to work so she can take credit for them. Mom loves making them so she said sure. I'm also going to try to start doing Artsy Fartsy Friday again tomorrow. Lots of cool posts on Friday!
All this talk about bacon is making me hungry! I'm going to go see if any of us dropped and food this morning after breakfast. I hope I find some of Gunnar's food. That stuff is really yummy! Mom hates it because it stinks but after his bladder infection he has to be on a special ph level of food so he doesn't get sick again. If I could figure out how to run a camera without those fancy thumbs, I'd show you pictures of Mom feeding Gunnar. She makes lots of funny faces. She says changing his litterbox doesn't smell half as bad as that food. we all think the food smells good and tastes really good though. I really need to stop talking about food! I hope Mom comes home early to feed us!!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
First, would you do me a big favor and send some virtual hugs to my mom? She is having a really bad week at work and it's only Tuesday! Your hugs will probably make her cry, but I think she needs them. Luckily she wears contacts and is having allergy issues right now so if someone walks into her office when she's got tears in her eyes she can blame it on her contacts and allergies - she does it all the time.
Okay here's the instructions for helping your parents cook bacon.
1. This is the hardest step I think. You have to learn to control your drooling. This is the part that takes the most focus because a dogs natural reaction to cooking bacon is to drool and to drool a lot!! If you drool during the process, your Mom could either step in it and get grossed out and annoyed or slip on it and get hurt which means the entire bacon process ends. If she gets grossed you, you get kicked out of the kitchen totally.
2. Next you have to figure out a safe spot to sit. You do not want to get in the way. If they trip over you, you get kicked out completely.
3. Once the bacon is in the pan and starts sizzling, watch for grease that pops out of the pan. If you have a slick floor be sure to clean it up if it gets too thick on the floor. My mom does a better job of controling her popping grease, but Dad makes a huge mess!
4. Once the bacon is almost done, create a distraction. This is where siblings come in handy. Make sure it's a big distraction so the one cooking the bacon has to go see what's going on and hopefully it will take a long time to take care of the distraction so the bacon gets a little too overcooked for human taste. Dogs don't care if the bacon is black and crispy! It still tastes like BACON!!
5. Enjoy the bacon, after all that hard work, you deserve it! This works on other foods like eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches hamburgers on the grill.
Hope this helps all of you!! Dad should be home soon. We're doing some yard work tonight which means I will annoy Mom and Dad with my tennis ball while they try to control the weeds in the back yard and fix the spot in the grass that has nothing growing on it. I think the previous owner had a pool set up for their dog and it killed the grass. When I get my new pool next summer I'll make sure Mom moves it around a lot so it doesn't kill my wonderful grass.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Okay, now to tell you about my new friend. His name is Mr. Duckie (Don't worry Flash, he's not a boyfriend, just a friend that is a boy, Mom is the one that named him so it's her fault he's a boy). Grandma knows how to shop for toys for us. They're always cool and we play with them all day long. Grandma bought us a rubber duckie family. There was a Momma Duckie and 2 babies. Sasha killed one baby and the Momma vanished. We have no idea where she went. I think Sasha scared her away after destroying her other baby. So I took it on myself to take care of this little duckie. Here is a closeup of Mr. Duckie. Isn't he cute?
I was very protective of Mr. Duckie. This is me giving Mom the evil eye for not asking my permission to take a picture of Mr. Duckie.
Mr. Duckie and I played a lot of games together. Here we are doing some roaching in the living room. The living room floor is one of my most favorite things about our new house. It's so huge and there's so much space to play!
When I took naps, Mr. Duckie was in a safe place. I didn't want Sasha to get ahold of him! Here we are napping in front of the plants in front of the big picture window.
This is what Sasha thought of Mr. Duckie though (this was taken before Sasha's haircut so she's very fluffy. She spent all weekend curled up in a blanket shivering so we still don't have a after haircut picture of her).
Last week I went to get Mr. Duckie so we could play fetch with Mom and his entire left side was gone. If any of you live with a dacshund you'll know how sneaky they are and they can destroy a stuffie, rope or pretty much anything they want in about 22 seconds. I was very upset and took Mr. Duckie to Mom to see if she could fix him and she said she was sorry she couldn't. I was mad at Sasha. I wouldn't play with her or anything. When it was time to beg for food I wouldn't let her sit next to me and I'd try to steal her share. I've moved on though. I'm nice to Sasha again, but I still don't trust her.
For now on I don't let Sasha touch the toys I really like. I don't care if we're supposed to share. She killed Mr. Duckie! Grandma says she'll look for another Mr. Duckie and I won't let Sasha near him!
I'm going to go take a nap now. I heard Mom talking about cooking bacon tonight for dinner and I LOVE helping Mom cook bacon! It's a big job helping her and requires lots of energy and focus. That means a long afternoon nap is required.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I'm done thinking for now. That much thinking makes my brain very tired.
First I want to send some good vibes out to all those that are going to be affected by Ike. My mom's grandma lives in Arkansas and she called last night to say that they are getting a ton of rain from it. They've already set up a base near where she lives to help after Ike is done being mean. She said there's already a bunch of people coming in that evacuated. My Dad's uncle lives near Houston and they boarded up the windows (they saved their stuff from Rita) and have the generator ready. Grandma wasn't very happy that they decided to stay again, but Grandma worries about everybody in her family and when they're in the way of something big like Ike, she goes into major worry mode.
I keep forgetting to post that I got an award from Ben. Thanks Ben!!!!
Speaking of Ben, if you've been on DWB lately you may know that my mom and Ben's Mom are in charge of a celebration for the 1000th member! Can you believe DWB is that big? My mom and Ben's mom are working on some ideas for the celebration so if you have any ideas for them, be sure to let us know. I'm thinking Mom should do 1,000 posts in 5 days, but she doesn't seem to think that's a good idea or possible. Maybe if we started going on adventures again we'd have 1,000 fun things to talk about!
I made sure Dad brought home the right dog yesterday. It is definately Sasha. Mom was a little frustrated when the weather turned rainy and gloomy this morning because it never fails, whenever she schedules Sasha to get a hircut, it gets cold and then Sasha shivers and whines for 2 or more weeks. It was hot all week until this morning and that's cuz Sasha got a haircut yesterday. Sasha's pretty cute after a haircut, but I do't have any pictures for you because she won't come out from the blankets unless she really has to go outside so Mom hasn't been able to get her picture. Mom set up several blanket stations throughout the house for her. Don't worry about her though, tomorrow and Sunday we're supposed to be back to sunshine and higher temperatures.
Sasha didn't have a belly under that fur so NO DIET!!! WOOHOO!!! Grandma was told to cut back on our snacks though. I say if we're not getting fat, then she's doing okay, but Mom says winter is comign and we're usually less active inthe winter and we both gain weight. I think she forgets how big this new house is so I hve plenty of room to excercise dring the winter. Ohwell, at least we're not going on a diet!
I'm hoping to get back to Artsy Fartsy Fridays soon. I think they're kind of fun, plus it's fun embarassing Mom. She has self-esteem issues so when you guys tell her how cool something is, she blushes and doesn't know what to say. I showed you the tiger and the glacier lake photo which are a couple of her coolest pieces, but I've got some really cool stuff to show you still. We're having a yard sale this weekend and then hopefully she can set up her studio in the garage and get back to work on more stuff for me to show you.
Stay safe this weekend everyone and if you are in a stormy area be sure to post when you can to let everyone know you're safe!! Next week I have a few fun posts planned like a new blog my Mom has started, my new friend and a fun trick I learned with my new id tag (that one's the best, you don't want to miss it!!!)
Have a good and safe weekend everyone!!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Mom came home around 8:30 today and asked if we were ready and of course we were ready to do whatever she wanted to do! She grabbed the checkbook and the leashes so we knew we were going somewhere. We jumped in the car and were all excited and started driving and then Sasha and I started thinking about the last trip to the vet and how this seemed very similar. We started whining because we were worried. When we got to our destination I jumped out before the leash was on me which was really bad but there were so many smells! Mom came and grabbed be and hooked my leash on and I waited for Mom and Sasha. We went inside and right away Sasha knew where she was and wanted to leave. They took Sasha back and put her in a kennel and they took me and cut my nails. That's when I realized I knew where we were. Mom couldn't come back to where I was but the lady holding me was really nice and the guy was really gentle and fast. I kept looking back to Mom and she was smiling at me which helped a little. The groomer people are really nice and really good, that's why Mom insists on going to them even though it's a pain to get to their shop. Sasha had to stay, but Mom and I left. I didn't like that at all. Sasha is older than me so technically she's my big sister, but I'm lots bigger than her and I'm very protective of her. Mom kept telling me she'll be okay and I remember dropping her off after I got my nails done before, but I still didn't like it. On the way home I was looking out the window being very quiet and Mom said it looked like I was in some major deep thought. I was! There's been a lot going on at our house and in the world. It's a lot to think about! We found out this morning that my dad's uncle that lives near Houston isn't going to sit through the new hurricane like they did Rita. I have totally lost track of all the hurricane names because there's so many and that worries me alot. All my friends and even those that I don't know could get hurt in all those hurricanes! I don't like that thought at all!! Mom has been acting weird and has been making x's and counting on 2 pieces of paper and talking about pills she has to start taking and doctor's appointments and I have no idea what's up with that. Mom doesn't go to the doctor unless she's really sick. She's worse than Dad I think and I've been told that it's usually the man that is worse about going to the doctor! Gunnar has been grumpy lately and won't play with me as much. He says it's because Mom hasn't been sleeping good and she kicks him a lot. I told him to sleep inhis own bed then and that made him grumpier. Since Grandma started living with us, Mom thinks we've gained some weight and if Sasha has a belly after her grooming today (she was major overdue for her haircut so Mom couldn't tell if she had a belly or not) we might have to go on a diet!! That's torture for both of us and for Grandma, too!!!! The toads are driving Mom and Dad crazy in the back yard. Just when we think we've finally convinced them to relocate or not to come out until we've gone to bed, Sasha's chasing one around the yard! I'm trying to think of a way to make the toads go away. We would love them to stick around and eat all our bugs, but they need to stay out of the fenced area so Sasha won't go crazy over them anymore (Mom says she's obsessive and has toad breathe). See! That's a lot to think about!!!
Dad and Sasha should be home pretty soon so I'm going to go rest my brain for a few minutes so I can thoroughly sniff Sasha when she gets here to make sure Dad didn't bring home the wrong dog. He hasn't yet, but I don't want any imposters in my house where my sister should be!!
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
It started off with Dad playing with Gunnar and a fishing pole. Mom was trying to get a picture of Gunnar in mid air, but itstead she got a bunch of pictures of my butt and Gunnar on the floor because she was too slow and I was major jealous.
I was extremly jealous Dad was playing with Gunnar instead of me so I made annoying whining noises until Dad played with me instead. You'll notice in the next 2 pictures that the fishing pole is bent. That's because the "bait" is in my mouth. I even shook my head and Dad said it felt like a big fish on the end of the pole.
After this last picture was taken Dad had to put one of my toys on the line because I ate the "bait." I was the fish that got away! Mom didn't take any pictures of me chasing my plastic bone on the line because she was afraid. When the small "bait" was on the line she almost got hit in the face twice. She said there was no way she was going to chance her precious camera getting hit by the large "bait." The game ended soon after Mom got hit in the head with my "bait." What a party pooper!!! It was a lot of fun!! Dad said we'll play again when Mom's giant head isn't in our way.
I just noticed the cowdog is back across the street so I better go let him know he needs to go away. I don't think cowdogs can hear very well. Have great Tuesday everybody!
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Sometimes we can vote more than once and sometimes we can't. We found that if you close yout Internet windows and bring it back up, you can vote again. So if you're just sitting around doing nothing, just keep voting! Mom and Dad took turns while they were watching tv and Grandma was in the other room on her computer voting. We still don't know when voting ends, but winners will be announced on Sunday so Mom and I are going to get on Sunday afternoon and check it. We're assuming we go to the same palce where we're voting to find the winners or the main AllThingsJeep.com site so if you get curious and impatient waiting on me to tell you, you can go there, too.
There is one photo of a Wrangler sitting on a beach and you can so tell that the golden retrievers were photoshopped into the back. A lot of people noticed because in the comments they were leaving lots of comments about photoshopping and one person recognized the beach as a beach where dogs aren't allowed. It's a pretty bad photoshop job.
I'm off to vote some more and try to get caught up on my blog reading!! Thanks again everyone!!!
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Here's the link to the page Kaos is on: http://allthingsjeep.smugmug.com/gallery/5431344_hqQPz#P-33-12. She's the first one on page 33. If you see a picture of a smiling black lab in a big orange wagoneer with a grey back door on the right, you're on the right photo, hover over the picture with your mouse and then click on the green thumbs up. It only lets you vote once per computer so vote at work and every computer at home and your coworker's computers and anywhere else you can in the next couple of days.